Now this was a ragtag operation, Aberdeen to Star as I recall and the track was unbelieveably poor as was this poor old nee SAL geep.
Nice close up of a well preserved paint job.
It looks like an eastbound and that would make it early morning. I didn't usually get up this early. It's really hard to tell but I like the light.
A class leader on the point with great mixed consist. It's actually CSX but lettered SBD and in the Family Lines scheme. During the transition to CSX all sorts of wierd combinations appeared.
This unit is probably in for inspection and minor maintenance which used to be done by Hamlet shops.
By this point the main is more or less just a inbound track. The trains hold here a lot the go to the north end of the yard to back in. It makes CSX sense. Here a nicely painted leads a train of ... (more)
Here a northbound train is crossing the river after just departing the huge yard.
Well it is CSX but it wasn't "butchered" so I choose to consider it SBD.
I still don't know what happened to this train but it was having a bad day.
At least there were memories of the greatest 277 mile-long railroad ever built.
This number series for the ex-CRR units didn't last long. Here hostlers are doing the standard routine, taking a unit from the servicing tracks by the washer and around to the ready track "the fi... (more)
This was probably the Pennyroyal train waiting to head on toward Charleston.
Just a little modification of the original Family Lines paint job.
NB train departs the area at about the only shootable spot on the north side.
This is small town country. Here the Pennyroyal heels into a nice curve.